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Recommend me a NVME Drive

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by smogsy, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. smogsy

    Sgarrista

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    Hi all,

    which NVME drives are the go to? their just for Steam so don't need extreme speeds
     
  2. Minstadave

    Capodecina

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    I stick to Samsung, 970 Evo would be my choice.
     
  3. smogsy

    Sgarrista

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    just for steam drives? i was thinking 860's
     
  4. Minstadave

    Capodecina

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    He wants NVME though.

    Adata do a decent NVME too, the XPG SX8200, worth looking at if cheaper than the 970 Evo.
     
  5. smogsy

    Sgarrista

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  6. Minstadave

    Capodecina

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    Oops sorry I totally missed you were the OP with your second post. Makes more sense now.

    Didn't see the 860 Evo came in an M2 format. Prices for NVME aren't much more than SATA based M2 drives so I'd go that way.

    The Adata 480GB NVME is cheaper than the 860 Evo, so is the 970 Evo unless you can find a really cheap 860 Evo price I wouldn't bother with SATA M2.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2018
  7. BlackAle

    Hitman

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    It looks like OcUK need to update their 860 Evo M2 pricing.
     
  8. Journey

    Mobster

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    Yeah, no wonder I was confused in your PC thread when you asked for NVMe drives for steam.

    M.2 form factor with a SATA bus, how many of the ports on your board support SATA? I think it is three, but that is using the DIMM.2 riser board, do you have any other M.2 devices currently fitted, other than the 250GB 970 Evo boot drive?

    Getting back to the point, it looks like you have two free slots on the DIMM.2 riser board so any old cheap SATA M.2 drive will do. You can pick up a 2TB Western Digital Blue for about £275, which would leave you one M.2 slot free for adding another drive at a later date.